Loren Hughes, PT, DPT

Loren Hughes, PT, DPT

Physical & Hand Therapy


Blue Ridge Region

Weaverville Physical Therapy

Loren received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007 from The University of St. Augustine (USA), Florida. Prior to attending USA, Loren completed her undergraduate work at Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology and Ecology. While at Appalachian, Loren developed and participated in the University’s first national level competitive dance team.

Loren is an Asheville native, but has enjoyed working with athletic populations in NC, Virginia, and Maine. Loren specializes in sports rehabilitation with a special interest in the biomechanics of the lower extremity. Loren holds specialty certifications in ASTYM, Graston Technique, and she is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner. Loren enjoys working with returning athletes to sport and has worked with such professional organizations as the High Country Grizzlies, Ailey II Dance Company, and Portland Pirate Hockey Team.

Loren enjoys hiking, trail running and spending time with her 2 boys.


  • B.S. in Environmental Biology and Ecology, Appalachian State University
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of St. Augustine


  • Graston Technique
  • Certified Mulligan Practitioner

They treat you with respect take the time to understand what your needs are and work toward that gold of fixing the problem. Very professional in everything they do I love going there for treatment can't say that about many healthcare systems. I recommend EmergeOrtho to everyone I see.

Ronnie W


EmergeOrtho is full of wonderful doctors! They make sure they go over every little thing and explain stuff so that you understand. I have 4 different doctors here and have been pleased with them all.

Michelle M


A New Level Of Orthopedic Care Has Emerged

As our patient, you will benefit from a full range of orthopedic services, specialties and technologies, including physical and hand therapy, advanced imaging services, and urgent care walk-in services providing immediate diagnosis and treatment for urgent orthopedic conditions.